One of the most exciting goals we have here at The Arts Guild is the promotion of young, up-and-coming Canadian filmmakers, and the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival shares this aim as well! The TIFF Next Wave 24-Hour Film Challenge, presented by RBC Royal Bank, asks teams of high school students to create an entire short film in only twenty-four hours. All qualifying films will then be screened as a part of the Festival on February 16, giving these aspiring filmmakers a chance in the spotlight. The winning team will not only receive this invaluable exposure, but a monetary prize of five hundred dollars as well.
The 24-Hour Film Challenges promises to offer fun as well as time-constrained difficulties. This year, the theme that teams must follow is “Cult Classics: Teen Rebels,” and the students can draw inspiration from acclaimed films such as Juno, Rushmore, and Donnie Darko. In addition to a theme, teams are also provided with a prop, a line of dialogue, and a shot that they must work into their piece.
We are highly anticipating the upcoming TIFF Next Wave Film Festival, which takes place from February 14th to 16th at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The unique festival is led by a select group of youth ages fifteen to eighteen who help to choose films from around the world to be viewed. In addition to the screenings and the 24-Hour Film Challenge, events also include special guest speakers and interactive workshops. Don’t miss out on this exciting festival especially for youth, and we hope to see you there!
Want to be a part of the challenge? You can find all the details HERE